Karen Messer

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Dr. Messer directs the UCSD Moores Cancer Center Biostatistics shared resource. She and her colleagues collaborate with Cancer Center investigators on design and analysis of cancer-related studies, ranging in scale from large “omics” data sets to small Phase II trials. Originally trained in mathematics, she has been a mathematical and applied statistician for over 20 years. Her methodological interests include more efficient Phase II trial design, asymptotic properties of resampling-based estimators, and more recently, methods for the analysis of high throughput sequencing data in genomics. In Tobacco Control, recent work has documented the continuing impact of tobacco industry advertising on increasing adolescent smoking rates.